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Odd News: Cannabis Found Growing in Moscow
31.05.2012 14:06
Odd News: Cannabis Found Growing in Moscow
Cannabis protruding between the rye ears (The Friendship of People fountain)

Breeding cannabis is illegal. Improving the neighbourhood by planting grass is good. What happens when what you had planted grows into something illegal?

      This is exactly what the drug experts from Moscow recently reported after surveying the area near Brateevo Underground Station, currently under construction. They found a field-size area densely planted with... cannabis. A special operation was carried out, around 230 plants were dug out, and an investigation has been started to establish, from what region the soil had come.

      The drug department of the Moscow Government states that such crime is "unusual" for the city. However, previously the chief sanitary inspector of Russia suggested that it made sense to substitute the wild-growing cannabis with more domesticated sorts, to diminish the possibility of breeding cannabis to use as a drug.

      In the 19th c. breeding cannabis to produce the ropes constituted the main activity in certain Russian regions. Following the World War and the Revolution the hemp production shrank, only to be revived during 1930s. Stakhanov Movement was cited as an impetus for improving the hemp production figures, and in Kursk Region, for instance, workers received special awards "To the Master of Hemp Production". The country's outstanding effort in breeding cannabis was even commemorated in sculpture. The Friendship of People fountain in the VDNKh (the All-Russia Exhibition Centre) demonstrates 15 sister republics of the Soviet Union, standing around a large sheaf of rye, with cannabis protruding between the spikes of rye...

      SourceRBC, Wikipedia RU.

Author: Julia Shuvalova

Tags: odd news Moscow Russian society   

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